Maverick Nica Sunrise v2 Bluetooth Headset Review
The Nica Sunrise has a round shape and a small ear strap to go over your ear so that it does not fall off. The box comes with one for the right ear, and one for the left ear. People usually prefer one or the other - but if you switch a lot, you'll need to get a small screwdriver to change them (a little one is actually included in the box). It is comfortable to wear for a long time, and there is nothing actually stuck in your ear. Overall I like the design of the headset but the buttons are small. Unless you get a good feeling for where they are, it is easy to miss the volume up and down buttons, the on and off switch, and the call answer switch. In the future these might be made better for hands in a hurry. In terms of talk time, Maverick claims four hours - which seems reasonable.
These are version 2.1 Bluetooth profile headsets, and they are also "multi-point," which means you can pair them with two phones. This is a big plus for me as I carry two phones. Charging them is one of the highlights. The box includes a small magnetic dock that is small enough to be portable. You can also get a desk dock charger, as well as a really well designed car dock charger. The desk dock is for when you want to be cool and have a nice base that won't get lost. This is good for people who will use it a lot while doing computer work and need their hands for e-mailing while they are only half paying attention to the call. The car charger use is self-explanatory, but has a neat function where the top of it opens up giving you a charging port when you aren't using the Nica Sunrise charger.
Design quality among the product range and accessories is good. They are sleek and done well. Price isn't too bad either being $79.95 for the Nica Sunrise Bluetooth headset, $19.00 for the desk dock charger, and $29.00 for the car dock charger. Pretty reasonable prices for the design and eas of use. While there are Bluetooth headsets out there with more features and some more ergonomic options, this is a slick design and a good system for most uses.
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Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.
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